What velocity is necessary to get onto a college roster at certain schools?
This is the title of this thread. No where here does it mentioned being recruited let alone heavily recruited. Get onto a college roster... That's what we are talking about here. And as for the being loved thing... We can't all be loved at all levels. If everyone followed this advice no team would ever fill out their roster. Some kids simply have to go somewhere they are not loved and compete if that is what they want! How many freshman pitchers do you think there are on a D1 staff on average? 7 or 8? Probably a good guess. Most teams about 15 pitchers some more. usually almost half are freshmen as older kids get drafted, quit or transfer. So lets say 7.5x300=2250. Take out the kids who go in the draft after high school and those who for reasons of their own want to go to a lower level school or a Juco for grades or whatever. Still think there are 2250 kids left who throw 90+?? Or even 88+?
this is all probably true, I certainly wouldn't argue with it. It also probably explains why the transfer never enrolled rate after the freshman season is about 60 percent or even higher. if that is the model you are looking for, well there ya go you go it. unfortunately way to many of them will be - See you at XYZ juco next year!!